Tembusu Staff Updates

January 31, 2022

  1. College Fellows awarded RC Teaching Excellence Award
    The college wishes to offer our heartiest congratulations to Fellows Dr Celine Corderey and Dr Kuan Yee Han for attaining the RC Teaching Excellence Award 2021! (https://tembusu.nus.edu.sg/education/awards)
  2. College Fellows promoted
    We have another piece of good news to share! The college would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to College Fellows Dr Eric Kerr who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer and to Dr Liz Chee who has been promoted to Senior Researcher at Asia Research Institute, NUS.

  3. A warm welcome to New Fellows
    The college warmly welcomes two new additions to the Fellowship: Dr Rafi Rashid (https://tembusu.nus.edu.sg/people/dr-rafi-rashid)  and Mr Ernest Tan (https://tembusu.nus.edu.sg/people/mr-ernest-tan). Do say Hi when you see them around on campus!

  4. Tembusu Master’s music compositions featured
    The college is proud to share that our Master, Prof Ho Chee Kong had  one of his works performed by SSO in November 2021 plus review (click here for more information). For National Day in August 2021, Prof Ho also did a national anthem arrangement that was performed by SSO. (click here and here for more information). Our warmest congratulations to Prof Ho!
The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.